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A Collision Reporting Centre is a facility where the members of the public can report traffic collisions to meet provincial legal requirements and insurance needs.

Ontario law requires all collisions where persons are injured, or where property damage exceeds $2,000 among all vehicles involved, to be reported to the police.

Keep in mind you MUST report to the nearest Collision Reporting Centre in the jurisdiction where the collision actually took place, and not the location closest to your home address.

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Steps to be taken by all drivers before arriving at the Collision Reporting Centre:

  1. Check the Exceptions list that follow to determine if police presence is required.
  2. If it is safe to do so, remove vehicle from the roadway.
  3. Exchange information with the other involved drivers/parties, including independent witnesses. Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance and vehicle information, including driver’s licence and plate number.
  4. As soon as possible, go to the Collision Reporting Centre with your vehicle. If your vehicle is driveable, please attend one of the collision reporting centres with your vehicle as soon as possible. If your vehicle is disabled and requires a tow, the tow company will transport you and your vehicle to the Collision Reporting Centre directly from the scene.
  5. Bring your documentation with you to the Collision Reporting Centre (driver’s licence, vehicle registration and insurance). The driver must report to the Collision Reporting Centre with the vehicle.

Exceptions

  • Injury or death
  • Criminal activity, examples: Impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault
  • Federal, provincial, or municipal vehicles
  • Vehicles transporting dangerous goods
  • Damage to private, municipal, or highway property

Without exception, during business hours, towed vehicles must go directly to the police reporting centre from the scene of the collision.

For a hit and run collision a police officer will only be dispatched if the suspect vehicle is still in the area​.